26/08/16 – 28/08/16

Spring has finally arrived out at the Millicent Golf course, after a long wet cold winter, we had a perfect weekend for golf and with the golf course in fantastic condition at this time of the year, now is the best time to play golf, so really there is no excuses for bad golf and you can only blame the person holding the golf stick.
Thursday was a stable ford round played in good conditions and it was Terry Chant who made the most of the good day, jumping out of the blocks early to win the front 9 hole competition with an impressive 19 points from Brian Duldig who got the nod in a three way count back to finish second with 17 points beating Mick Pedler and the unlucky Phil Hunter also finishing with 17 points. It was only Duldig who could hold his good form on the back 9 holes, winning the 18 hole competition and the day finishing with 36 points, Chant finished in second with 34 points while Pedler won the count back to grab third spot from Hunter as both players finished with 33 points. Nearest to the pin winner for the par 3, 5th hole also went to Duldig to cap off a good day out.
Saturday was also a stable ford round played in perfect conditions in the morning for the early golfers, but the wind blew in the afternoon making it difficult for the afternoon groups, hence that is why most of the prize winners came from the morning groups. In the A-grade it was Terry chant who had a good day out winning on a count back from Spike Warren with 36 points, Alan Schultz grabbed third spot finishing with 34 points. In the B-grade it was Paul Whitford who dominated the field to win his grade and also the best score of the day finishing with an impressive 37 points. Mark Pilmore finished a distant second with 36 points and Mick Pedler grabbed third finishing with 33 points. In the C-grade it was the local butcher Dave Clapham who got better as the day went on to win with 32 points from Ron Hateley in second with 31 points and Trevor Hutchensson, just back from holidays to grab third spot finishing with 27 points. In the Ladies competition Janet Watson won the count back from Robin Rolf as both ladies finished with 31 points, Pam Packer got up for third with 28 points. Nearest to the pin winners for the day saw Pilmore hit the 3rd, Alan Schultz won the 5th, Warren on the 13th, and Scott Lonergan on the 17th, Hutchesson won the 3rd shot to the 9th hole while whitford was the only one who had the distance to get on the 18th in two shots. Birdies paid out 1 ball each to Schultz x2, Greg Cook and Mark Pilmore.
As we are now well into the 2016/2017 golf season, I will now go back and announce all the major prize winners for the 2015/2016 season starting with Terry Chant (monthly medallist of the year), Greg Cook (Somerset Hotel trophy) Graham Sunderland (Sportsman’s hotel trophy) Ian Grosser (Tantanoola Tiger Hotel Trophy) Phil Hunter (Presidents Cup Trophy) Jim Hyland ( Captains trophy ) Craig Sunderland ( vice captains trophy) Alan Schultz (Olympic events winner) Ian Grosser ( Veterans trophy) Alan Schultz (Wimberina Trophy) Scott Packer (Mitch Williams Trophy) Trevor Atkinson ( Crown Inn Hotel Stroke event) Spike Warren ( KCA Canteen stable ford event winner). Congratulations to all the winners. Today is a stable ford round for the Masters Trophy while Saturday is a stroke round for the monthly medal and putting competition.